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UK news: Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has a “bun in the oven”

The British media have been very excited this week after the news that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant. She was in hospital with severe morning sickness, which is what affects women when they first become pregnant.

She has now left hospital: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20626495

Kate Middleton is the Duchess of Cambridge and she is married to Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. Their child will be the king or queen one day. This is due to new rules that a female firstborn can become the monarch. Previously, it was only ever males: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20600543

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

 

Slang to describe pregnancy

To have a bun in the oven (informal)

To be up the duff (informal and a bit rude)

To be preggers

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